topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 4-20-13 Pours orange-golden with a white head. Aroma is catty hops. Flavor is sweet malt, lots of orange and citrus, catty, good bit of bitterness.
unclemattie (4187) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoy By 04-01-13. 22oz bottle, enjoyed on Easter 2013 (03-31-13). Entered in 04-02-13. Orange color, tall off-white foam. Resinous aroma, skunky weed & orange blossoms. Very hoppy aroma, I love the hop florals in this beer. Sweet malt flavor, tastes of cotton candy. Pine bitterness. Soo smooth, can not believe that this is a 9.4% beer. Soft bodied. Loads of berry flavors, light resiny pine bitterness. Hoppier than any other beer, yet this one is so soft. I am now re-turned on to fresh ales!
jkbachman (179) - - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderfully fresh hop aroma: apricot, woody, pine, and citrus. Hop bitterness has an onion/leek like flavor mixed with stone fruit. Deceptively smooth for being close to 10%.
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Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden color with a white head. Aroma is lemons, pine, grapefruit, perfume. Flavor is bitter with a strong lemon and vanilla presence. Well balanced. Hopheads will love it. Overall great beer.
vicg12 (17) - - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoy By 04-01-13 on 03-23-13
Honestly to see all the hype I am disappointed in this beer. Don’t get me wrong this is def a good beer, but I’m not buying into this brewed to be extra fresh crap. The beer pours average, no exciting appearance, nothing special with the head. The aroma is quite unique though. It has the basics of a West Coast IPA but more, there seems to be tons of varieties of hops, very complex. This strong hop flavor makes you forget it’s over 9% abv. Although I appreciate all these hops, I feel like they could have been chosen differently to better compliment each other. All in all my opinion breaks down to this. Every other type of IPA I have had from Stone Brewing has been better than this beer, and they are all half the price. I was super excited to try this been and unfortunately I was disappointed. Save your money and buy the original Stone IPA, it is the better way to go.
kirk36 (133) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Just tasted the enjoy by 04.01.13. It was: resinous, full-on IPA front-and-forward. Great style example for fresh IPA. Yes I waited until the day before to drink it...but it was worth the wait.
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cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at chris0.... golden ... big passion nose... soft zezty passion fruit ... light orange ... not me
CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful dark gold color with a big foamy white head. Hop aroma is very strong, but I also get some sweet grapes out of it too- like a sparkling grape juice. Very smooth hoppy taste. Light and refreshing. The hops last a long time on the palate, tasting almost like grapefruit. I'm not a real fan of IPAs at all, but this was actually really good! It seems like a nearly perfect warm weather beer
jcp23 (52) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. btl into Spiegelau snifter. Subdued, wet, resinous aroma, highlighted by exotic tropical fruit aromas; mango, clementine, passion fruit. Trademark Stone light, mellow, medium golden hay color underneath healthy pristine white foam that leaves some light, splattered lacing on the inside of the glass. The taste is a deluge of complex hop flavors coating the tongue with sweet and bitter, fruity, orangey flavors. The different hop characters range from lightly citrusy, to understated piney notes, and evolve to a dark, ever-so-slightly funky barnyard earthiness. Incredible drinkability for an IIPA, with a lightly medium palate that seemingly only Stone has perfected. The liquid finishes with a sweet, delicate dryness that creates an almost dessert-like satisfaction in the mouth. The big 9.4% abv is absolutely undetectable on the palate, but evident in the head. Overall, a thoroughly Enjoyable drinking experience. More, please!
uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orange/golden clear pour with a nose of resin and piney hopes. Taste is citrus fruit with a small amount of alcohol coming through. Very smooth and delicious. Well balanced with more hoppy fruit than maltiness coming through. On tap and I was suprised by the 9.4%. Damn good and I will track this down again soon.